Joe Bergin, Man of Steel
Waterford’s last defeat in the 2007 season before the implosion against Limerick in Croke Park was in the final group game of the League campaign against Offaly. That day, Waterford were terrorised by Joe Bergin at full forward for Offaly as he scored 2-3 of their 3-15. Keeping him in check will be a necessary, but not a sufficient, condition of gauging the success of the gamble of putting Ken McGrath at full back. The bottom line is winning, but even if we win and this experiment fails then we can forget about going much further.